Climbing the Clérigos Tower in 1917

This climb, in July 1917, was celebrated in the history of our city.

Two Galician acrobats, father and son, named D. José and D. Miguel Puertullano, to promote a brand of biscuits, climbed, without any security equipment, the 76 meters high that the tower has.
Once up there, they did acrobatics on the cross that ends the tower. Before they had drank tea accompanied by such biscuits, and dropped advertising papers, part that is not seen in this little film.
Below, a huge crowd was watching all this.
To show you this adventure we have a video of about 8 minutes, made from the film at the time, by Raul de Caldevilla, unfortunately without original sound. I draw attention to the way the acrobats are dressed. Pants, shirt and even a tie!

Look at the tranquility of these artists. No ropes or protection net. The basbaques, down here, waited for the fall, and were left without that part of the show.

The Clérigos Church with its tower is the main monument in the city of Oporto. It was designed and built by Nicolao Nasoni in the 18th century.

In 1917, while this adventure was taking place, the Portuguese fought in the First World War, which would only end the following year.

Do not know the author of this text, but I thank him/her for this history sharing!

Covid-19 – DANGER! Read this report

IMPORTANT – Covid-19 – DANGER! Read this report

Physicians in the ICU of the MILITARY HOSPITAL *:

We want to make a cordial appeal to the common sense of people who accepted the lack of confinement as if the pandemic had ended and as if we had returned to normalcy before the start of this crisis.

Infecting with the coronavirus is not a common cold:

There are high fevers, sore throats and tightness in the chest to the point that life seems to be going away and the worst is there;

Resuscitation is required.

* There is talk of ventilation, but it is NOT an oxygen mask placed on your mouth and nose, while you have fun thinking about your life, no!

Invasive ventilation for COVID-19 is intubation that is done under general anesthesia and consists of staying for at least 2 to 3 weeks without moving, usually on your stomach (prone position) with a tube in your mouth to the trachea, which allows you to breathe in the rhythm of the machine to which it is connected. You cannot talk, eat or do anything naturally because the discomfort and pain you feel requires the administration of sedatives and painkillers to ensure tolerance to the tube.

During the time the patient needs the machine to breathe, he will be in an induced coma, that is, in an artificial coma.

In 20 days with this treatment, a young patient will have a loss of muscle mass of 40% and the subsequent re-education will be 6 to 12 months, associated with severe trauma to the mouth or vocal cords. It is for this reason that the elderly or people fragile in their health do not last. If you have read this message so far, we would appreciate it if you shared it so that we can all take it seriously now that it is coming out again. Follow the instructions and remember that you need to be taken much more seriously.

This pandemic ends when the vaccine is found, NOT BEFORE.

Thank you for spreading it.

Corroios Marsh. Beautiful. NOT TO LOSE !!!!

Corroios Marsh – Sapal de Corroios
The Corroios Marsh, in the municipality of Seixal, is the best preserved wetland in the entire Tejo estuary.
The Marshland plays a vital role for the populations of fish, bivalves, crustaceans and resident and migratory birds in the Tejo River estuary.
It is worth noting the richness of the fauna existing in the Corroios Marsh.
This site serves as a temporary landing site for dozens of migratory water bird species.
Tailorbird (Alfaite) “Recurvirostra avosetta”
Common tern (Andorinha-do-mar) “Sterna paradisaea”
Little ringed plover (Borrelho) “Charadrius alexandrinus”
Cormorant (Corvo-marinho) “Phalacrocorax carbo”
Flamingo (Flamingo) “Phoenicopterus”
Common moorhen (Galinha de água) “Gallinula chloropus”
Seagulls and flamingos
Heron (Garça-real) “Ardea cinerea”
Heron feeding in the Corroios Marsh
Black-headed gull (Guincho) “Chroicocephalus ridibundus”
Brazilian merganser (Mergulhão) “Mergus octosetaceus”
Black-tailed godwit (Maçarico de bico direito) “Limosa limosa”
Mallard (Pato-real) “Anas platyrhynchos”
Black-winged stilt (Perna-longa) “Himantopus himantopus”
Dunlin (Pilrito) “Calidris alpina”
Ruddy turnstone (Rola-do-mar) “Arenaria interpres”
European golden plover (Tarambola) “Pluvialis apricaria”
All these birds are looking for food and shelter here.
The flora of the Corroios Marsh is composed of species that can withstand high levels of salinity and live submerged for a long time.
“Mesembryanthemum crystallinum” (Barrilha)
“Halimione portulacoides” (Gramata branca)
“Atriplex halimus” (Salgadeira)
The Corroios Tide Mill is located in the beautiful Corroios Marsh Ecological Reserve.
It was built in 1403 by order of D. Nuno Álvares Pereira.
The Corroios Tide Mill opened to the public as the nucleus of the Seixal Municipal Ecomuseum in 1986.
The mill was expanded in the early 18th century after having suffered major damage in the 1755 earthquake.
In 1980 it was acquired by the Seixal City Council, which restored it and opened it to the public as part of the Municipal Ecomuseum.
This branch was closed to the public until September 2009 and reopened after a requalification process.
Property of Public Interest, the mill offers all visitors a long-term exhibition called “600 years of milling at the Corroios Tide Mill”.
It is one of the oldest tidal mills in Europe.
Corroios Mill is one of the few that remains open in the area of the Tejo estuary.
Corroios Marsh, a trip that will be worth it!

Taken from Poweroint:

Photos: Google
Formatting: Irene Marques

Ditados… / Sayings…

Para quem não conhece poder (re)APRENDER A FORMA CORRETA:

e eu imaginava como seria um pé de cachimbo, quando o correcto é:
Domingo é um dia especial para relaxar e fumar um cachimbo ao invés do tradicional cigarro (para aqueles que fumam, naturalmente…).

“Este miúdo não pára quieto, parece que tem bichos carpinteiros
Foi uma grande dúvida na minha infância…Mas que bicho-carpinteiro” é esse?
Um bicho pode ser carpinteiro???”
“Este miúdo não pára quieto, parece que tem bichos no corpo inteiro“.
Aí está a resposta ao meu dilema de infância!”

Cor de burro quando foge”
O correto é:
Corre de burro quando foge!”
Este é o pior de todos!
O burro muda de cor quando foge? De que cor fica? Porque mudaria de cor?

Outro em que todos erram:
“Quem tem boca vai a Roma
Bem, esse eu achava que percebia, de um modo errado, mas percebia!
Pensava que quem sabia comunicar ia a qualquer lugar!”
O correto é:
“Quem tem boca vaia Roma
(Isso mesmo, do verbo vaiar).

Mais um famoso…
“Quem não tem cão, caça com gato
Entendia também, de forma errada, mas entendia!
Se não tem um cão para ajudar a caçar, utiliza um gato!
Embora o gato só faça o que quer, pode ser que nesse dia esteja de bom humor!
O correto é:
“Quem não tem cão, caça como gato
… ou seja “sozinho!”

Não me diga que sabia o verdadeiro sentido de todos destes ditados populares ?

Very very old Lisbon

The 25 de Abril Bridge under construction

The October 5, 1910 Revolution

The sale of milk in 1910

Waterers in 1912

Fountain of Hope – Waterers in 1908

The Terreiro do Paço

Paperboy and capilé seller – 1908

Lisbon – Sintra Highway

Municipal Library of the Santa Luzia Viewpoint

The Martinho da Arcada

Saint Paul Fountain – 1907

Largo da Achada fountain

Largo do Rato fountain

Gypsies in 1909

Santa Justa lift

Columns Pier – Boats

Marquis of Pombal

Eduardo VII Park

1938 – Youth planting trees in Monsanto Park

Varina on the banks of the Tagus

Ribeira – Varina unloads the fish

Street sales of turkeys

Chestnut seller

1903 – Visit of Afonso XIII of Spain

Based on the PowerPoint made by Nuno Costa: